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    Too rich for my blood right now. Lots of other books coming my way and while I would have pulled the trigger on an $80 edition, $175 is just too much right now.

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      Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
      Yep. That is what someone else said. I rarely buy things from Sub Press but I thought $175.00 for a 256 page book seemed a bit much. Again, I will state, I am having trouble coming to terms with the new price point of collectable books. If this becomes the norm my collecting days will be basically over.


      Prices are getting really steep. $175 and up used to be lettered edition level. Not anymore. I love some of the editions we are getting, but I’m afraid that these prices are going to fragment the market more and more. Instead of supporting multiple publishers, buyers either have to become more and more selective of wager they buy or become more focused on buying from one or two publishers.

      The prices being asked in the market don’t seem sustainable to me.

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        Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
        Yep. That is what someone else said. I rarely buy things from Sub Press but I thought $175.00 for a 256 page book seemed a bit much. Again, I will state, I am having trouble coming to terms with the new price point of collectable books. If this becomes the norm my collecting days will be basically over.


        Have never read anything by this author and the blurb didn't really grab me. That being said, I probably would have still given it a go to try out a new author; however, not at that $175 price-point. Much like everyone else, I'm speculating that the price must be due to the popularity of the HBO series (which I believe was canceled after a single season anyway). An easy pass for me!

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          What grabbed me was the artist. I love his work. But then I saw the price. LOL!

          Obviously the price didn't bother a number of folks. These went pretty fast.

          Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

          Have never read anything by this author and the blurb didn't really grab me. That being said, I probably would have still given it a go to try out a new author; however, not at that $175 price-point. Much like everyone else, I'm speculating that the price must be due to the popularity of the HBO series (which I believe was canceled after a single season anyway). An easy pass for me!
          Looking for the fonting of youth.

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            Had one in my cart and I can't believe it, but, I did the right thing- for me, right now anyway, and gave it up. Hey, I must be growing up or something. It's just too rich for me right now, but- this is going to be a really nice Subpress book- and that's saying a lot. Congrats to all who picked up a copy. It's a really fun read, and these specs looks amazing to me. I'm sure I'll add a copy to my shelf one day down the road as I'd love to read it again in this nicer package.

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              I don't think the price has anything to do with the HBO series - this seems to be the general price of books with (substantial) illustrations from SubPress going forward. I also get the impression that, at least for now, Bill is more interested in releasing books with illustrations as they have generally held and increased in value much better than all but the most popular non-illustrated releases (think NYT bestsellers), and that's an added value to the customer.

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                Originally posted by slayn666 View Post
                I don't think the price has anything to do with the HBO series - this seems to be the general price of books with (substantial) illustrations from SubPress going forward. I also get the impression that, at least for now, Bill is more interested in releasing books with illustrations as they have generally held and increased in value much better than all but the most popular non-illustrated releases (think NYT bestsellers), and that's an added value to the customer.
                The formatting of the title could have also added to the costs and price. It's being printed in two colors and with two columns of text per page.

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                  Just received my copies of Ambergris. This one turned out amazing. Love the cover art for each volume. My only wish is that this set would have come with a slipcase as I feel like it would have worked well due to the size of the main volume and appendix. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and cannot wait to reread all of the Ambergris stories at one time!

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